Bill Gates to give up daily role at Microsoft – Article from the Boston Herald.
Take a look at Port25 : A Look Inside Microsoft’s Open Source Software Lab (Part 1). Microsoft has got quite a lab started.
Microsoft ogles Google’s goodies – Financial Times
BusinessWeek has an article called Troubling Exits at Microsoft that talks about how Microsoft employees are leaving to move to other companies such as Google. There are quotes from employees such as “There’s a distinct lack of passion, we’re missing some spunk”. Quite interesting considering the place Microsoft used to be, where highly qualified people clamoured to work there.
Nalla sent me this link to an article by Scott Berkun , a former Internet Explorer designer, on his switch to FireFox from Internet Explorer. Definitely an interesting perspective that you don’t normally hear.
Massachusetts to phase out Microsoft products in favor of those based on ‘open standards’ – Phase out to be completed by January 1, 2007.
According to this CNET article, now is the perfect time for a Windows alternative to strike, as Longhorn is descoped and it is getting harder and harder to find a reason to actually upgrade from XP.